The Mets’ 2020 season is about to start simply as the final one ended — with a house sport against the Braves.
MLB is predicted to launch the official schedule this week, with the Braves at Citi Field on July 24 to kick off the Mets’ season, The Post has discovered. The NL East rivals final confronted one another in an opener in 2017.
The Post’s Joel Sherman and Andrew Marchand reported final week that MLB’s plan is to start the season with Yankees at Nationals in a nationally televised sport July 23. MLB has waited in asserting the schedule to permit for modifications that would happen as a consequence of Corona Virus issues in sure areas.
In a 60-game season, the Mets are scheduled to face opponents from the NL East and AL East, lowering journey.
The Braves completed final season at Citi Field — a sport received by the Mets on Dominic Smith’s walkoff homer in the 11th inning. The authentic 2020 schedule, which was scrapped due to the COVID-19 shutdown, had the Mets opening at dwelling against the Nationals on March 26.
Amed Rosario and Marcus Stroman haven’t been figuring out with the staff, however supervisor Luis Rojas indicated he expects each gamers to start taking part “quickly.” Stroman tweeted he will be with the staff Sunday.
“They are on development and we count on them to come back quickly,” Rojas stated. “We may need them [Sunday] right here. We are staggering the guys, we’re bringing the guys in three classes and we’re occurring a daily-basis strategy simply to make it possible for we’re fulfilling the protocol of maximizing the social distance.”
Rojas is smitten by the veteran gamers added to the 60-man pool this week, a forged that features Melky Cabrera, Gordon Beckham, Hunter Strickland and Jared Hughes.
“Those guys have been profitable at the huge league stage and they are often nice property for us, too,” Rojas stated. “We’re trying at the entire image right here of the guys in camp and have that imaginative and prescient that they may help us.”
The outfielder Cabrera is a candidate to play first base, if wanted, in line with Rojas. But the Mets are additionally well-stocked at the place, with Pete Alonso and Smith.